Big Events Around Town, Oct. 8 – 14


Members of the Proviso East High School Marching Band during last year’s homecoming parade. | Proviso Township District 209

Friday, October 7, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews

This weekend is one marked by homecomings of one sort or another. Proviso East’s and Walther Lutheran’s football teams are looking for their first wins of the seasons while their alumni will be looking to rekindle something of the past. Scroll down for more community events.


A Maywood Bucs football coach looks on from the sidelines during a game in 2014. | File


Proviso East Homecoming Parade || Saturday, Oct. 8 || 8 a.m. || Winfield Scott Park, 19th Ave. and Maywood Dr. || MAYWOOD 

Before the football game, the community is welcome to participate in this year’s Proviso East homecoming parade, which lines up at 8 a.m. and kicks off at 9 a.m., at Winfield Scott Park on 19th Ave. and Maywood Dr. The parade will course along Washington Blvd to 1st Ave. and then on to the high school.

Proviso East Football Homecoming Game ||Saturday, Oct. 8 ||  1 p.m. || Proviso East High School || 807 S. 1st Ave. || MAYWOOD 

The Proviso East Pirates will battle Willowbrook at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Pirates, who are 0-6, are looking for their first win of the season. Last week, the Pirates lost 16-0 to rival Proviso West at the latter’s stadium.

Annual Erin Stanley Memorial Softball Game || Saturday, Oct. 8 || Walther Christian Academy || 900 Chicago Ave. || 1 p.m. || MELROSE PARK 

broncos-logoAt 9 a.m., before Walther Christian Academy’s big homecoming game, some of the school’s alumni will gather to play the 3rd annual Erin Stanley Memorial Softball Game.

Members of the community are invited to join us for the football game and Walther alumni are invited to a BBQ beforehand.  Additional reunion activities are planned for the 1961, 1966, 1996 and 2001 classes.  Click here for more information.

Walther Christian Academy Homecoming Game|| Saturday, Oct. 8 ||  900 Chicago Ave. || 1 p.m. || MELROSE PARK 

Walther Christian Academy will go up against Guerin College Prep during their homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. The Broncos, at 0-6, will be seeking their first win of the season.

Maywood Football Bucs Homecoming Games || Sunday, Oct. 9 ||  10 a.m. || Proviso East High School || 807 S. 1st Ave. || MAYWOOD 

The Pirates aren’t the only football team that will be celebrating homecoming this weekend. The Maywood Football Bucs will be playing at their usual home site on the campus of Proviso East the following times:

  • Mitey Mite: 10 a.m. vs. Algonquin
  • Pee Wee: 11:30 a.m. vs. Algonquin
  • Unlimited: 1 p.m. vs. Algonquin

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A student with Illinois MakerLab, which has partnered with the Economic Growth Initiative to bring tech instruction to Maywood young people. | University of Illinois 


PTMAN Monthly Breakfast || Saturday, Oct. 8 || 8:30 a.m. || DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church || 1828 Old Naperville Rd. || NAPERVILLE 

The monthly breakfast meetings hosted by the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network, one of the most prominent clergy organizations in the area, will resume after a brief hiatus.

They’ll be discussing racial inequality and restorative justice in DuPage County. They’re asking attendees to bring perishable goods and toiletries that will go to students in need within Proviso Township high schools.

Maywood Fine Arts Pumpkin Patch Parade || Saturday, Oct. 8 || 9 a.m. || Maywood Fine Arts || 5th Ave. and Lake St. || MAYWOOD

A little more than a month after Maywood Fine Arts cut the ribbon on its brand new state-of-the-art dance studio at 20 N. 5th Ave., the popular nonprofit is primed to host its annual Pumpkin Patch Parade on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 5th and Lake St.

Pumpkin Patch Kids

The world-renowned Dunk Doctors, led by MFA alumnus Andrew Cyrus, will take the stage this year for a performance described as “fantastical acrobatics meets basketball,” according to a statement the organization released earlier this month. MFA’s Stairway of the Stars dancers and tumblers will also perform.

In addition to the performances, the day will feature “family games and activities, pumpkin bounce, photo booth, raffles, prizes, contests, challenges and more.”

The main event, the annual walk for the arts, will kickoff at 11 a.m. on 5th and Lake St. in Maywood. Hot dog lunches and a giant raffle will await walk participants when they return.

For more information please contact Maywood Fine Arts at 708-865-0301 or email You can also visit their website here.

Mothers of Murdered Sons Celebration of Life Luncheon || Saturday, Oct. 8 || 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. || Maywood Public Library || 121 S. 5th Ave. || MAYWOOD

Phyllis Duncan

The Women’s Community Leadership Council and Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS) welcomes the notprofit organization “Sisterhood,” which was foundeed by Gwen Baxter.

Baxter lost her son to gun violence in Chicago. She will be the speaker for MOMS’ Celebration of Life Luncheon Oct. 8, 2016 at the Maywood Library from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

This Luncheon kick off the Mothers of Murdered Sons Grief and Wellness Support Group that will be held at the Maywood Public Library starting in November on the second Saturday of the month and continuing on to 2017.

Pictured above left: Phyllis Duncan, the founder of MOMS.

Maywood Tech Business District Kickoff || Friday, Oct. 14 || 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. || Global Business Center || 840 S. 17th Ave. || MAYWOOD

The Economic Growth Initiative (EGI) has implemented a Maywood technology business district, which will feature classes on printing, coding, making apps and other areas. This project is in partnership with Microsoft, the Global Business Center and the Illinois MakerLab.

EGI will host a kickoff and registration event on Friday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Global Business Center, the tech district’s hub, 840 S. 17th Ave. Participants should RSVP for this event by Oct. 9 by calling (630) 613-7210. Classes start on Oct. 21. VFP

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One thought on “Big Events Around Town, Oct. 8 – 14

  1. Alright! I see the village of Maywood is very busy this weekend. That is good for the village of Maywood and the community to come together and support our children.

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